Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Michigan Fiber Festival
My DH took me to the Michigan Fiber Festival this past Saturday. The weather was perfect, sunny and not to Hot. There was many outside vendors and several barns filled with vendors too. I had a good look around before I started over and selected some wool roving in lovely blended colors. I also bought some Tussah Silks and hand dyed curls. Kris Miller of Spruce Ridge Studios had some lovely hand dyed wool fabrics and was selling a pretty neat Rug Hooked Sheep Pin which I could not resist buying.
Unfortunately, I was not able to take any classes. Hopefully next year. I have several braided rugs in my home that I have bought over the years. I always had a inner desire to create one myself. The teacher of the class I was unable to attend has a book called "The Shepherd's Rug" by Letty Klein and Ann Brown. You can buy this book from Ann Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-498-1613. A photo of this book and a wee sample of the braided rug is in the second photo above. I bought this book and I will attempt to create a wool roving braided rug hopefully this winter.
DH and I had a super wonderful day spending precious time together. hugs Judy